David Bulkin is an outstanding CSPO trainer, as his deep experience in Agile roles provided our class with great context for the exercises and our individual questions. In addition, as my training provider, Grow-Lean supported my individual scheduling needs and immediately issued my certificate after the class. Finally, David provided lots of bonus material to delve into after the class to further enhance our understanding of the CSPO role. Thanks Grow-Lean!
It was a amazing learning process on how to be a better PO, but not only, how to manage your time, self criticism, and learn the paths to do the rights questions. How to prepare materials to work with the team and Backlog Itens. I could beeing much more time in class, thanks for you all. David and Alex are amazing and all explains was cristal clear
I took the CSPO training with Grow-Lean and it met all my expectations. I had taken the CSM certification training with David a few years back, and when the time came I selected to train with Grow-Lean for my CSPO certification as well. As expected, David was very absolutely brilliant in keeping everyone engaged, and I came away feeling confident that I can do a better job in my role as a PO. I would definitely consider Grow-Lean for my future training needs. It was what I call "high-octane" and I loved it.
David's course is very well structured and touches on all learning objectives. Love that he uses real world examples! Take this class if you want to elevate your skill set as a Product Owner or if you are wondering if you should even be a PO. After three days of taking the CSPO class, I feel more confident in myself to be able to do my job the Agile way. I can't wait to start inplementing what I learned when I return to work.
The class was amazing, the instructor was knowledgeable, engaging, and dynamic! The best aspect for me, personally was that even though the class duration was and is 8.5 hours, each day for 2 days, it felt like the time just flew by! David Belkin, the instructor, is an industry professional with vast experience and deep knowledge, who makes sure to keep the class engaging, interactive, and fun. If I could give more than 5 stars I would, that’s how much I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, all while learning at the same time! You can’t go wrong with choosing Grow-Lean and David Belkin, trust me. Plus, if you register early, you can take advantage of a significant discount off the regular price! Take their CSPO class, and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. I cannot recommend them highly enough. You’re gonna love it! David and crew, you’ve earned a fan for life! -Merrill
The CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) class I went to was superior to similar classes I have attended. David totally nailed it by using real-life examples, and kept the subject matter on point by effectively steering discourse - Definitely worth it!
The course was interactive and fun, David gave us an in-depth session even though it was a basics class, looking forward to continuing the CSPO certification path with David and the team.
We had Dave as the instructor for the Product Owner course and his facilitation was wonderful. Super engaging and complete with current relevant experience. A good mix of lectures and and classwork kept me engaged throughout the course and his willingness to answer questions ( I ask a lot of questions) was so appreciated
David was a fantastic instructor and teacher. Days later I am still thinking about what we learned and what real-world practices David used during the class that I can bring and utilize to improve our team and therefore improve our client's experiences. David and the others at Grow-Lean come with a lot of experience to back their techniques and approach to CSPO. I will recommend to others to take their course and I, myself, will take more of their courses in the future. You will NOT be disappointed.
Excellent training sessions and very well structured material. Highly recommended
The overall flow of the session was very well thought out and all areas related to the Product Owner role were covered in great detail. David Bulkin, the trainer, was really engaging and what helped most is the fact that he has been a product owner himself, which means he can train with his own personal experiences.
I highly recommend the Grow-Lean CSPO course! David Bulkin is a great teacher and made the experience super engaging and fun! In addition, the content was highly relevant and attuned to current workplace trends.
David (and Don) were great instructors, probably the best virtual hosts I've experienced. David's enthusiasm and passion for both the topic (PO) and teaching in general were infectious, and he had the whole group interacting well. My only change would be around the length and mixing it in with a working day - the 8.5 hours could have used maybe a few more quick breaks to check emails and ensure nothing has burned down.
Grow Lean provided me with outstanding training. My instructor was personable, knowledgable, and engaged with the class. I felt like I left with a small group of new friends as well as a certificate. I feel much more confident as a product owner after going through this training. I've already gotten job offers that are directly tied to my training with Grow Lean.
Simply great! The perspective I had about being a Product Owner changed a lot and made me reconfirm that this is the path I want to follow. The group I was in was very good and David is an instructor that you can tell he really loves to teach. Thank you for all!
The instructor did a great job of engaging everybody in the class and explained things well. The interaction with the class were great. I was concerned that an online class might not deliver the same benefits and I’m glad that was not the case. I would definitely take this class again. Highly recommend to anybody looking for a CSPO.
The instructor Arlen did a great job in presenting the material and leading the discussions. For me, I have been in this role for a while, so I found the discussions very valuable.
An amazing introduction to Scrum Product Ownership. David Bulkin brings a fantastic amount of energy and passion to the subject of Scrum Product Ownership, going beyond standard topics such as backlog refinement and user story creation, and instead putting a primary focus on the concepts and tools related to Product Ideation with plenty of real-world examples. I.E.) "Building the right thing." What a fun weekend, and I learned something too.
David was an excellent instructor for CSPO. I can honestly say this was the best training course I have ever taken. His practical approach allowed me to bring more value to my organization within days. Highly recommend. Grow-Lean will be the first place I look for additional training.
I really enjoyed taking David's class! Very informative and full of hands-on exercises.
I enjoyed taking my Certified Scrum Product Owner course from Grow-Lean with David Bulkin. He was a great instructor and easily created a solid and interactive course that allowed us to be engaged and learn/deepen our knowledge on the subject with ease. It was also a great experience to take this course with my classmates as we shared experiences and had a great time doing the hands-on exercises together.
Highly interactive two day course focusing on many of the pillars of the Product Owner role. Many of the skills being shared were not only communicated, but more importantly, demonstrated during the course. Would highly recommend for POs just getting started and in their first years within the role to hear other perspectives. Many of the exercises are usable tools for day to day work within the role, thank you!
Love taking courses with David. This was my second course through Grow-Lean. The first class was the Certified Scrum Master in person pre-pandemic. The Certified Product Owner course was completed in a very engaging virtual course. I highly recommend taking any of their courses as the whole team is very collaborative. I will likely take another course with Grow-Lean in the future.
Excellent course, easy to understand and provided many useful tips/techniques for Product Owner role.
It was indeed an enriching learning experience during the 2 day CSPO session with David Bulkin. The overall concept of Product Owner was brought across and explained in the most uncomplicated way for everyone to understand. Thank you David, Grow-Lean and Scrum Alliance !! Arun
A colleague recommended choosing Grow-Lean and David Bulkin’s CSM and CSPO classes over the other options, and I’m very glad that I listened! We covered the learning objectives and essentials while diving deeper to gain a better understanding of Scrum and the Scrum Master and Product Owner skills needed to progress in our respective Agile journeys, including exploration of common work applications and challenges. David’s experience inspires classes that are energetic, interactive, and packed with value. Each time I left feeling well prepared to implement what I learned. Bonus tip: try the book club & Agile Open Forum events!
David was a great guide and coach during the session. The course covered a lot in two days, but definitely had its own flair, which made it engaging, interesting, and helpful for my professional development. Really glad that I took this course as David made it clear what is most helpful to most teams when you serve as a PO.
very well structured workshop. Liked the great visualization of next level product owner tools.
I'm a new Product Manager at a tech startup and this was my first Scrum training. Prior to this course I read Scrum, by Jeff Sutherland and worked on a Scrum team for 2 months. I really enjoyed the level of interaction that my instructor, Dave Balkin, included in the course! I expected the course to directly address the application of Scrum from the perspective of a Product Owner. In addition to this, the course was also about how Product Owners can deliver better products through Scrum. I was very impressed with Dave's deep understanding of product roles and agile principles. There are a lot of instructional providers in the market. I'll stick with GrowLeanAgile for all of my future Scrum training and certifications. I highly recommend this family of agile courses to anyone looking to break into agile roles or refresh their Scrum skills. These will be especially valuable to fellow military veterans making the pivot into the private sector or adopting Scrum into their teams.
It was very interactive and easy to digest. As a new grad with no Agile and Product Owner experience, I must say David is an awesome teacher! He presented the material and used real-life situations. Hands-down 10/10 would recommend
It is clear David really cares about the questions and even example projects members of the class bring to him. He dives deep, gives suggestions, and asks questions because he is genuinely interested. He keeps training exciting and fun, while ensuring everyone is taking away new perspectives, tools, and knowledge.
David's real world experience and the ability to discuss and share on attendee experience and help them understand how it applies to their workplace. Unlike other trainers who will focus on the theory, David provides real world examples and examples affecting himself and shares it with the class. Class engagement is top-tier, and people leave with a brightened sense of knowledge for Scrum.
Attended virtual CSPO training by David Bulkin. It was a great learning experience. I will definitely use Grow-Lean again for any future trainings. Great job!
Grow-Lean LLC provides learning course for all industries using agile methodologies. I took the Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) course. I really enjoyed learning from David Bulkin (trainer), his ability to walk our class through the course layout was a great experience and useful. Grow-Lean LLC CSPO class widened my knowledge base for understanding how to work the product backlog in reasonable (sizable) bits within Sprints through team collaboration, communications, and documenting valuable user stories and test cases. All that I learned is applicable in my current role as a Product Owner. I look forward to increasing my knowledge and taking future courses through Grow-Lean LLC.
David did an excellent job in the CSPO certification course. I learned valuable information that will make an immediate impact.
Course content was excellent, engaging, and very well-presented. David did a masterful job of facilitating interactive group workshops from a virtual environment, giving attendees hands-on engagement in trying out the tools and techniques taught in his class. My biggest takeaway, however, is that David is intensely invested in making sure that you get the value out of this course that you expect. Due to a conflict, I had to miss the last 90 minutes of the course. Since it was close to the holidays, David had availability the following week, and set up a 90-minute meeting with me to personally go over the course material that I had missed. Very impressed by his dedication.
Great presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples which all made for a really enjoyable and informative training. The virtual classroom was great! The breakout rooms were fantastic ! It could not have been any different from having a classroom with physical presence of everyone. The course helped me understand how important a PO’s role is to create an environment where creativity and innovation will thrive; that will empower the team to build a world class product! A wonderfully practical course- both personally and professionally.
Very effective real life work application of training. David takes extra time to help students understand how each process is applied in real life and how you can adapt it to your work and company culture.